Vail Daily letter: Why consider Meadow Mountain for future development? – Colorado News

Vail Daily letter: Why consider Meadow Mountain for future development? – Colorado News

So by now everyone knows that the Minturn Town Council wants development on Meadow Mountain, oh sorry, Dowd Junction parcel.

Planning and Zoning meeting, July, 26, 2017 titled; Create zoning for Dowd Junction Parcel. Here is what they have in mind: use by right; large format retail store over 10,000 square feet, hotel, grocery stores, government offices.

Conditional uses; parking structure, fast food restaurant, long term housing, retail under 10,000 square feet, plus some other uses.

I didn’t see any mention of access to trails or recreational uses.

The zoning is working its way through Planning and Zoning and will be on council’s agenda very soon.

No public input was ever asked for by council.

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This is in direct contrast to Minturn and Eagle County citizens’ wishes.

Just a short time ago, there was a mass uproar against any development of Meadow Mountain. In fact, 520 Minturn people signed a petition against developing Meadow Mountain. (Denver Post March 3, 2016).

Citizens, you need to speak to Minturn council members Sidney Harrington, Matt Scherr and Terry Armistead and ask them why they want huge development on Meadow Mountain?

Why don’t they want to keep it for recreational use, so all of us can continue to use this land for recreation?

I say use county open space funding, which brings in about $4 million dollars every year from the 1.5 mill tax levy. Those 14 acres would sell for about 3.5 million. So just one year of that tax would save that jewel of a property, for our children’s, children’s future.

Meadow Mountain nails every criteria to qualify for those funds.

In my humble opinion of what has been going on, quietly, in…

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